The National, Wednesday October 16th, 2013
THE East New Britain provincial education office has advised teachers in government schools that they must have permission slips to justify why they are not in class.
An official said teachers were expected to be in their classrooms to ensure students were doing something productive.
Teachers have been told that if they had grievances and needed to visit the education office in Kokopo town, they had to seek a permission slip from the head teacher which must be produced at the education office.
Teachers who did not have permission slips from their head teachers cannot obtain a sick leave from the education office.
The education office has not recorded any cases of teacher absenteeism and encouraged teachers to follow the right procedures when taking urgent leave from class.